CNN.com Includes ExpertFlyer Co-Founder in List of Tech Innovators “Changing the Way We Travel”

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Chris Lopinto Makes Short List of Entrepreneurs for His Creation of Seat Alerts, a Free App to Help Travelers Get Out of the Dreaded Middle Seat

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Chris Lopinto, president & co-founder, ExpertFlyer.com

Our Seat Alerts app was created to help airline passengers avoid the time consuming process and frustration associated with trying to find a better seat on their flight.

Chris Lopinto, president and co-founder of ExpertFlyer.com, was named as one of the top technology entrepreneurs who are “changing the way we travel” by CNN.com. Lopinto was included in the list of 11 travel tech pioneers for the website’s innovative Seat Alerts app, which helps passengers get out of the middle seat and into a more desirable seat quickly and automatically. ExpertFlyer.com is an airline travel information website that also shows Award Tickets and Upgrade availability on dozens of airlines in real-time.

The complete list of 11 top tech travel innovators can be found at CNN.com and includes several young and enterprising entrepreneurs including Travis Kalanick (Uber), Geraldine Caplin (Hilton Worldwide), Dale Moser (Coach USA/Megabus.com), and Ruzwana Bashir (Peek.com), to name a few.

“It is an honor to be included with so many innovators who are helping to make travel more enjoyable, cost-effective, and hassle-free for millions of consumers,” said Chris Lopinto. “Our Seat Alerts app was created to help airline passengers avoid the time consuming process and frustration associated with trying to find a better seat on their flight.”

Seat Alerts is a free app for iOS and Android devices and allows passengers to enter their airline, flight number and travel date and select a desired seat such as any aisle, any window, two seats together, or even specific seats such as 14A, 12B, etc. Once set, Seat Alerts automatically (and continuously) searches for the seat and notifies passengers by email when it finds your desired seat.

ExpertFlyer.com also offers an Awards & Upgrades feature for its subscribers, which shows all available award tickets and upgrades available on hundreds of flights, in real-time.

About ExpertFlyer.com
ExpertFlyer.com was conceived and created by an eclectic team consisting of a veteran elite tier frequent flyer, an airline captain and corporate travel manager, and information technology professionals to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. The company provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever-changing details of worldwide air travel information. For more information, please visit expertflyer.com.

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